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Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday March 3 , 2019
Transfiguration Sunday

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Diane & Gus Campbell
Worship Leader: Marilese MacDonell
Children's Church: IN NEED
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Joy & Cam McMann
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Rev. Dr. Richard LeSeuer

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LENT

Lent starts on Wednesday March 6th. 

Moderator Richard Bott's Lenten message for 2019
Moderator Richard Bott's Lenten message for 2019

In his Lenten message, Moderator Richard Bott reminds us that this season is a time to think, deeply, about our relationship with God. He asks us each to consider meeting with another disciple of Jesus, and exploring the question, "How is it with your soul?"
NEW COPIER

In the spirit of saving money we  negotiated a new contract with Canon.  This gets us a lower per sheet rate, lower monthly rate and a new more efficient copier.  Works the same as the old one just looks way cooler.  ~ Sondy

NEWSLETTER INFO NEEDED

Please feel free to email the office with any Church or Ministry related events or goings on. Please send info by Wednesday each week.   

Many thanks!!!  Sondy
EVENSONG 
 
Evensong, our contemplative mid-week service. Join us each
Wednesday at 7:15 for this contemplative service. 

Ash Wednesday Evensong
 
Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good ways lie; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls... Jeremiah 6.16
 
Lent offers the gift of wilderness wandering, foreheads anointed with ashes, open to wonder and  to listening deeply, as if for the first time.
 
...and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.   Revelation 2:17


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Children's Church and Toddler care for Sunday Services are key ways that we support the faith development of children, and hospitality to young families.

Children may go to Children's Church after the first hymn and return later in the service in time for the anthem.  We are making a couple of adjustments to the Sunday service to give a bit more time for the Children's Church lesson, and a bit less back-in-the service time.

Easy to lead lessons are ready for use, in the upstairs cupboard. 

Please sign up on the Sunday clipboard to help!

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 7:30 pm.  

New members are welcome to join us!  

Give Tanya an email at  music@ralphconnor.ca
HEALING PATHWAY 

To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry p lease contact: Isabelle Ramsay or Vicky Connoy for an appointment.

ALPINE VOICES THRESHOLD CHOIR

Rehearses the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the sanctuary. Threshold Choir singing is described as "kindness made audible". 
  
CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network

MOVE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL 

The Canmore Young Adult Network (CYAN) aims to create an inclusive Canmore where young adults are given the opportunity to build relationships and play an active role in creating their community. In an effort to do so, we are hosting our second Move Mountains Festival (MMF) on 
Friday, March 15th 2019.

The MMF is an event that is brought to you by young adults, for young adults. This is the chance for us, to get together, listen to live music, and create a platform for our voices. Not only will there be live music from local artists , there will also be the three local MLA candidates in attendance, ready to share their platform and listen to your questions, comments and concerns.

This event is for everyone who calls Canmore home, whether that's for the long run, or just for now. It is for everyone who has struggled with the high costs of living, or the lack of social opportunities. At MMF, you'll get to hear all about the platforms that exist to change this, and you'll be given the opportunity to voice any concerns and suggestions you may have on these issues and more.
Please join CYAN on March 15th in making this event a huge success. Together, we can and we will show Canmore that our voices are here, that they matter, and that we are ready to MAKE SOME NOISE!

We do expect to sell out, so it's best to have your ticket purchased in advanced. Included in your ticket price of $10 is one drink ticket (worth $5) and food at the event, because we will be selling alcohol this event is 18+ and we will have to check your ID at the entrance. There will also be a cash only bar.
For more info on the upcoming election you can find out if you are eligible to vote & how to register as a voter here:  https://www.elections.ab.ca/current-election-information/ 

To purchase your tickets, please head on over to  Ticket Tailor!

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Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm until May 29  -  CYAN YOGA NIGHT - at the Canmore Opera House
 
THE AFFIRM GROUP IS HOSTING "PIE" LUNCHEON ...

All are welcome to join the Affirm Group on T hursday, March 14 from noon - 2:00 pm in the Gordon Hall for International Pi Day.  

PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. 

These are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to as we become Affirming, Welcoming, and Inclusive!

We invite you to enjoy some pie and help us roll out the PIE in our ministry.  This is your chance to celebrate and honour the full inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond, with everyone across Canada!

Please RSVP on or before March 10th to Donna Scott
donnacanmore@gmail.com or 403-609-9174
 
HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED AS A SUNDAY HELPER?

Help us weekly and contribute to our Sunday Service, it is easy!

Just sign up on the clipboard during Sunday Worship or after at Coffee time, then go to our website at  http://ralphconnor.ca/volunteering/ and view or download the duty sheet for the position you have selected for instructions.  


click on the image to go to the webpage

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS community
UKULELE

Join the players at  5:00 pm tonight in the Sanctuary.  

Beginner or Pro all players are welcome!
BOW VALLEY SYRIA REFUGEE PROJECT UPDATE

Bow Valley expecting second Syrian refugee family

BY JENNA DULEWICH  FEB 21, 2019

BOW VALLEY - Wearing a pair of red and white Canada mittens, Dana and Waill Tatari were brought to tears in a recent Facebook video.
"Someone remembers us," Dana said with a big smile. "We exist in this world."
This February marks the two-year anniversary since organizers with the Bow Valley Syrian Refugee Project put in an application to accept a second Syrian refugee family and the Tataris are hopeful to join the community by the end of the year. 




Waill and Dana Tatari are expected to arrive within the next six months.
LIVESTREAM 

From March 28-31, Greg and Shannon will be in Albuquerque NM for a Conference titled "The Universal Christ - another name for every thing."  

Theme speakers include Richard Rohr, John Dominic Crossan, and Jacqui Lewis.  Many of you will be familiar with J.D.Crossan's work, as he co-authored several books with Marcus Borg, and a number of Ralph Connor folks receive the daily emails from Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation. 
 
If anyone - or a group? - in Canmore was interested in live-streaming this event, check out the event page here
KITCHEN TABLE TALKS



CAMP KASOTA WEST

Located at Half Moon Bay on Sylvan Lake, Camp Kasota is now taking registrations for summer 2019.  Children and Youth Camps, Sailing Camp and Councilor in Training. For Children Grade 1 - 11. 

Save $40 until March 23. 
 
For more information on summer camps visit  https://campkasotawest.com/ 
 
NARAMATA PROGRAMS

Naramata (United Church Educational Centre in the Okanagan) has released their spring and summer programs list.
 
For all the programming visit the following pages. 

 
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